1. COACH PURSE- Yes, I want one. My mom bought me a small one for Christmas but told me I could use the money they gave us to "upgrade". So, I went to "upgrade" but the one I picked out was too small. I had to take it back. The bigger one wouldn't work either so I had to choose a new style. The new style was $350! Yikes! I made Jeffrey go to 7 stores (yes, 7) to look at all my options just to come home EMPTY HANDED! I couldn't spend $350 on a purse even though I had the money. What is wrong with me? We've thought about going to the outlet, waiting for sales, and etc but I still can't spend the money.
2. XC90- I almost bought a Volvo XC90 last week. I even drove one home from the dealership. Oh, I looked so cute in it! It was light green (which matches my eyes) and beautiful. Jeffrey said I could buy it but I couldn't do it! It was an expensive car (even though he came down $10K off the sticker) and wasn't the "smartest" financial decision but the main problem was it was too small for all of us! It was like making a square peg fit in a round hole. Darn it! I wanted that car! So, I had to drive it back to the dealership. I prayed that it would be easy and the sales guy was super nice (if you need a Volvo, you have to go to this guy!). I told him it was too small and he said, "It is not the car for you." What? I want the car! I want to be the cute girl in the expensive car! Why wasn't he trying to pressure me into buying it! Ugh!
The lesson God is trying to teach me is clear. He has changed me from the girl I used to be (the name-brand-wearing, fancy-car-driving diva). I'm not saying those things are bad that I wanted but it was clear to me that they are things I don't need to have...at least right now. He also revealed to me the REASON I wanted those things...because "everyone else" has one. Yikes! So, I'll be content in my $14.99-from-TJ Maxx-purse and my Honda-Pilot/Mom-Mobile for now.